On Tuesday afternoon, Revere firefighters battled an intense, rapidly moving fire that engulfed one tri-ple-decker on Hyde Street and quickly spread to an adjacent triple decker next door.
The fire became a seven-alarm event as firefighters from area communities were called in to assist the Revere Fire Department in the firefighting effort.
The hot, mid-90-degree temperatures and the high humidity presented difficult challenges for the fire-fighters, with some requiring medical attention at the scene.
The closeness of the two buildings also presented strategical problems as firefighters sought the best angles and points of entry to contain the fire and prevent the spread to other residences on the street.
The Hyde Street fire continues what has been a particular busy time for Revere firefighters who have previously fought major blazes on Endicott Avenue and Kingman Avenue. All three, multi-alarm blazes began in the mid-to-late-afternoon hours and have required massive firefighting efforts.